A Master of Science in Project Management from Saint Mary's University of Minnesota will provide you with the skills and knowledge you need to lead complex projects in a variety of industries and positions.
Your Saint Mary's learning experience will begin with a deep, foundational understanding of business practices and philosophies and will then dive into the process of defining, implementing, and evaluating projects. Throughout your coursework you'll find a curriculum that emphasizes the importance of setting clear goals, managing a project's scope, effectively communicating with and motivating a team, and successfully completing a project's stated objectives on time and on budget.
When you enroll at Saint Mary's, you'll learn alongside your peers in classes that are taught by industry professionals and through lessons that incorporate real-world examples. This educational approach provides the best foundation for immediately implementing coursework in your workplace.
The program is accredited by the Project Management Institute (PMI) Global Accreditation Center for Project Management (GAC) and has a strong leadership focus with applied coursework. As you learn to set clear goals, define scope, and successfully manage costs, timelines, outcomes, and evaluate initiatives, you can immediately use what you learn to improve performance and project results in your current position.
By the end of the program, you'll understand how to play a critical leadership role in organizational innovation, productivity, and success through effective communication strategies no matter the workforce you're leading. Upon graduation, you will be able to:
- Plan and manage complex projects using industry technologies and tools
- Employ recognized project management principles and best practices
- Manage and incorporate change through the project life cycle
- Address the cross-cultural, social, and political challenges of international projects
- Effectively lead and understand diverse groups and populations
- Incorporate an ethical perspective in all communications and professional activities
Project managers have global career opportunities in every industry. Project management is projected to grow 33 percent worldwide through 2027.1 During that time, it's expected that 8.8 million jobs will be available in the U.S., with project managers in healthcare leading the growth rate at 17 percent.1
- $112,000 median salary for project managers2
- 20% average increase in salary when you have the PMP certification2
- 82% higher, on average, wage than non-project-oriented professionals1
1 Project Management Job Growth and Talent Gap 20172027
2 Project Management Salary Survey, 10th Edition
Thes program is offered at our Twin Cities campus and online.
Based on global project management standards, the program provides an interactive, comprehensive exploration of initiating, planning, and managing projects. Interpersonal skills, leadership, and communications are emphasized both with individuals and teams.
For more information and course descriptions, check out our course catalog.
Applicants must submit:
Completed application form
Non-refundable application fee
Official transcripts posting the applicant’s completed bachelor degree
Other relevant official transcripts documenting potential transfer credits
International transcripts must be evaluated by a university-accepted evaluator
A reflective essay which includes a brief description of the applicant’s background, training, and experience, a description of the areas the applicant considers to be their strengths and areas in which the applicant wishes to develop greater strengths and abilities, and any personal information the applicant wishes to share
Two recommendations that verify professional and/or volunteer experience and/or academic ability
A current résumé listing educational background and work experience
Applicants with international transcripts may require an English language proficiency exam.
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- Start Date
- Fall Semester Term I
- Fall Semester Term II
- Spring Semester Term I
- Spring Semester Term II
- Summer Semester Term I
- Summer Semester Term II
- Fall Semester Term I
|Tuition:||$525 Per Credit|
The Saint Mary's Difference
The heart of Saint Mary's is its people — faculty, staff, and your fellow students — who become your companions and allies on your educational journey. Here, in an intense give-and-take setting, each of us discovers just how much we can learn. You'll find, in every one of our classrooms, a person-centered education focused on your growth, your potential — because we believe that everyone deserves the chance to make an impact, to change the world around them.